New England College is a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and their world.
New England College (NEC) is recognized as one of America's "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. New England College has military benefits that may be available to students who are associated with the U.S. military. New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom.
Kinesiology is a human service major that trains individuals to help others enhance the quality of their lives
through a balance of physical activity and other areas of wellness. Professionals in the field are able to
design and implement physical activity programs that are safe, effective, developmentally appropriate,
enjoyable, and inclusive of people of varied interests and physical characteristics. The curriculum in
kinesiology can be tailored to individual student interests, although in general, it prepares students for
careers related to physical activity, fitness, and sport, and provides a broad exposure to the liberal arts.
Graduates pursue careers as physical education teachers, health-fitness instructors, personal trainers and
exercise leaders, recreation directors, athletic coaches, and athletic administrators or cross over into areas
related to sport and recreation management. Kinesiology also is excellent preparation for professional
certification programs in fields such as athletic training, massage therapy, personal training, and strength
and conditioning. Students interested in physical education teacher certification should also consult the
Education section of the catalog.